The North Kitsap School District typically assigns students to their local neighborhood school. However, parents or guardians may request to have their child transferred to a different school within our district.
All transfers are approved on a yearly basis and must be renewed annually to remain in a school of choice.
Please note that all transfers must be renewed annually as they are approved on a year-to-year basis. This is because student enrollment varies each year, and we must verify that there is sufficient space before approving any transfer requests. Priority is given to those already enrolled in the district, and any additional transfers are considered on a 'first come, first served' basis. Exceptions to this rule are programs exclusive to specific schools, where students must attend that school to participate in the program.
For families granted transfers to their school of choice, it's important to remember that they will need to organize their child's transportation. This can be done either by driving their child to school or by contacting our Transportation Department to arrange for a bus stop within the school's boundaries.
To maintain stability in our enrollment and staffing, and to prevent unnecessary disappointments during the appeals process, elementary and middle schools will not be accepting new transfer requests for the upcoming year. However, should circumstances change, and we find ourselves with additional flexibility, we may reconsider this decision.
Exceptions to this rule include:
- Students who already have siblings enrolled in the requested school.
- Current elementary students who wish to continue with their school's feeder pattern into middle school.
- Children of full-time school employees, as per RCW 28A.225.225.
School Currently Closed due to Capacity
- Poulsbo Elementary
- Richard Gordon Elementary
- Vinland Elementary
- Poulsbo Middle School
Choice Academy & NKOA